Monday, December 24, 2007

Wishing everyone a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!

Winter has been cold, this year unlike last year, it is indeed a WHITE Xmas (we had a GREEN Xmas last year)..This year Xmas was celebrated in the office as well as with "the One" cousins.

We had an early company Xmas dinner on the 15th Dec at "The Fish house" where we were given a treat by our boss for the year's hard work. The food was delicious (sorry no pics, forgot to charge my battery, went dead before I can take pics of those nice food). It was fun having a great dinner just talking with each other rather than work stuff...

I had the Southwest Parchment Tilapia - which is Ancho spice marinated tilapia, veggies, fresh lime, cilantro roasted corn & whiteskin potatoes baked in a parchment pouch. Healthy and the sweetness of the vegs all contained in that parch, yumyum! (the pic below is from the net, not the actual one but something similar to what is there ;)) For dessert, I had their signature "After eight cheesecake", of course that comes with the 'after eight" chocolate at the bottom and the cheesecake was baked around a crispy wafer..that was yummmyyy...

We even had a pot luck lunch in the office, everyone of us made a dish and had a hearty lunch! That's when I realised EVERYONE in the office can cook really really well! There's stewed beef, sushi, stuffed baked bell pepper, fried rice, broccoli fried with prawns and mango, chicken n vegetable curry and I? I made sweet lemon chicken. We had a vote for the 'best presentation', "best effort" and "best taste" awards.."best presentation" went to the sushi, "best effort" went to the stuffed baked bell pepper, I was at a tie with the no. of votes for "best taste", the colleague who made vegetable curry won over my sweet lemon chicken hehehe At the end of the day, we left the leftovers in the fridge and everyone had a second round of feast the next day :)

Just last Friday, 21st Dec, we had a 'Secret Santa' event..which is..everyone of us draw a name out from the box and we are supposed to buy gifts for that particular person. coincidentally, the colleague that I brought the present for, she was my 'Secret Santa' too! hahaha..

"The One" colleague has been really nice too..some of them gave him chocolates, liquor and the company had a Xmas buffet over all, we both had a good Xmas..

Okie, so here, we'll like to take the chance to wish everyone a Merry Xmas and a wonderful new year!

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear & "The One"

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Winter 2007

This year winter came earlier than last year...I remembered last year, it didnt snow till late Jan and we had a Green Xmas. This year, it started to snow on the 22nd Nov and few days later, there was a winter storm alert..Gee, how different one year can be!

I remembered the nite when we were alerted of the winter storm, it started to snow heavily as well as freezing rain!

Snow plougers hard at work and look at the amount of snow accumulated on our balcony

Next morning, those freezing rain that landed on the pavement with the freezing wind had turn into ice (thats what I think people has been telling me, Beware of those '"Black ice")

Those red arrowed areas are the "Black Ice"

Have to be REALLY CAREFUL as if u step on those "Black ice", u can be doing some pretty 'ice skating' moves @~@!! I wonder how the old folks cope with this kind of winter, if i fall, ok, at least i can still get up with sore bums might be, if they fall..gee. they might not be able to get up and might get bone fracture or whatever! *shaking head at that tot*

That morning, I had to go to work myself..from my place to the bus stop, I had to walk along a pavement which usually took me like 3 mins, that day it took me more than TEN minutes! yupp, TEN minutes to walk that same pavement and almost a few time I nearly slipped and did some ice skating move! All those who knew me, will know i'm one with the WORST BALANCING ability! almost feel like crying and kept praying, assuring myself , "winnie, u will be ok, walk slowly, see carefully, ure getting there to the bus stop, just dont fall!!" That was an agonizing 10 mins and not forgetting when I reached the workplace, I had to walk another 3 mins from the bus stop and yup, u can imagine that will be another agonizing TEN minutes!

I feel totally like a turtle walking on ice

People always tell me, "ah, ure so good, can enjoy 4 seasons"..I admit, i do miss the 4 seasons when I'm in Sg. HOWEVER, that is if i'm in Australia! I did my studies in Melbourne, Australia, I DO LOVE the 4 seasons coz it doesnt snow in the city during winter (only up on the moutain tops)..Now, that is what i love! 4 seasons without the hazard hahaha

Now that I'm in the northern hemisphere (where its not too far from where Santa is), i hd to struggle with the FREEZING winter and the TERROR of wondering when I'll ever need to do figure skating on those "Black Ice"...

I still love being in Sg coz its always summer all year round, whenever I feel like hving a 'taste' of winter, just jet off to a country thats cold during the chinese new year break..enjoy that 2 weeks of snow and then i'm back to my tropical short sleeve, shorts that is one of the many reasons I LOVE Sg :)

Beach volleying and biking watching at Sentosa Beach, Singapore

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Stop Notification

This is to inform my blogging friends that I have decided not to blog anymore for now. I'll still leave this blog here till I decide at a later date what to do with it. However, I will still be doing the blog hopping (some of ur blogs are my daily readings! I think I read blogs more than I do for newspapers! ;))

thank you for the visits to my blog and for all the kind words, comments and fun we shared during this one year of my blogging.

Take care all and it has been a pleasure sharing knowing all of u...perhaps one day when I feel that itch to blog again (I hope I wont need to wait 7 years for that itch hehehe), I shall return ;)

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With love from PoohBear